This is a first attempt & the picot + join was a challenge.At the bottom & the sides, there is a join and a picot. I was baffled by which fiber to use!
How to join & how to get the picot to look nice.
Eventually, I managed the join, then the picot.
Why was that so difficult? IDK.
I should have done a better job ending threads
and the top 'v' of the heart. Looks sloppy to me.
Maybe my next try at this motif will be with
a solid color fiber instead of multi color fiber.
I'm thinking there must be something to a practice piece
& the final motif.
The first time I try to figure out the pattern
& the second time it seems easier - looks better.
Perhaps that is why I am accumulating a stack of 'discards' or learning pieces!
(Both motifs are from
The Complete Book of Tatting
using LizBeth, size 20 fiber.)
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